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Ohio State announces home-and-home series against Alabama

The Crimson Tide will play its first game in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 18, 2027 and the Buckeyes will travel to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2028.

The Ohio State University announced a home-and-home series against the University of Alabama for the 2027 and 2028 season.

The Crimson Tide will play its first game in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 18, 2027, and the Buckeyes will travel to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 9, 2028.

Ohio State and Alabama have played four times previously – all at neutral sites – with Alabama leading the series, 3-1.

When the two meet in Columbus, the game will represent the first Southeastern Conference opponent in the regular season for Ohio State in 39 years.

Ohio State now has six home-and-home series scheduled with Power 5 teams in the next 12 years: Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington, Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

Upcoming Power 5 Series

  • 2020 – at Oregon
  • 2021 – Oregon 
  • 2022 – Notre Dame
  • 2023 – at Notre Dame 
  • 2024 – at Washington 
  • 2025 – at Texas 
  • 2025 – Washington
  • 2026 – Texas 
  • 2027 – Alabama
  • 2028 – at Alabama 
  • 2030 – at Georgia
  • 2031 – Georgia